Card Making

Summer of 2018 I took my first card making class, we made Christmas cards.   My teacher and friend Leigh Silver is a Stampin' Up! representative.  I have known her for many years because she is also a cross stitcher.  I have added her Stampin’ Up! link to my main page.  

Her classes are close to home, and a lot of fun.   She supplies everything and precuts the paper and card stock.  We always stamp, sometimes we use paper punches, but my favourite is when we get to use the Big Shot with embossing folders or die cuts.  I liked the Big Shot so much I bought a similar brand called the Big Kick at Michael’s (I used a 55% off coupon).

October 2018, I attended a techniques workshop/class taught by another friend (and we were co-workers at the time) Sue Zienchuk.  I will continue to participate in her workshops from time to time.  Sue uses tools and supplies from several different manufactures.  She will precut the cardstock, but we learn to score and fold the card ourselves, then we stamp, punch, emboss and use die cuts.  She taught me how to do heat embossing.  I found it very interesting, but I’m not sure if I would actually use it that often and supplies are a bit more expensive to start with. She buys supplies because of the design, not because it is a certain manufacture.  I am like that too, I buy what I like from whatever store (Michael’s, dollar store, craft store, Amazon).  

On this page I will show cards that I have made.  I might talk about a new technique I have learned.  Or just show you the stamps and die cuts I have purchased.  I am new to this hobby and welcome your opinions.  I would really like to know how you keep them organized.

3 new cards I made at Leigh's class January 17, 2019.

The first card I made is sitting on the catalogue page showing the stamp set and another sample of a card using the same stamp.

The second card which is not complete.  We embossed, the pattern looks like lace and flowers.  Leigh tied a ribbon across the card in her sample, but I'm not a ribbon person and decided not to use it.  I like the sample in blue on the cover of the catalogue (under my sample) where they used a butterfly.  I will add a butterfly or something to finish it off.

The third card is also sitting on the page showing the stamp set and another sample.

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